Senate chairman hands over his seat to Krishna Kumari on Int’l Women’s Day
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Setting a rare example in the history of Pakistan, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Friday handed over his seat honorary to Krishna Kumari, a minority member, on the International Women’s Day, allowing her to run the House.
Krishna Kumari, who was elected as Senator from Tharparkar, headed the proceedings amicably.
Meanwhile, members congratulated Krishna Kumari on chairing the House.
Meanwhile, the opposition staged a token walkout for not publishing the picture of the slain PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto in the government advertisements.
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman lodged the protest during the session.
The meeting reiterated to get the rights for women. Later, Honorary Chairperson Krishna Kumari postponed the Senate session for an indefinite period.
International Women’s Day being observed
The International Women’s Day is being observed today to raise awareness against gender bias and to take action for equality.
This year’s theme of the Day is “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.
Message of PM Imran Khan
In his message on the day, Prime Minister Imran Khan said: “On Women’s Day, we pay tribute to Fatima Jinnah who stood steadfastly beside the Quaid in his struggle for Pakistan. We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring women a secure & enabling environment to play their rightful role in our nation’s development.”
یومِ نسواں کے موقع پر ہم محترمہ فاطمہ جناح کو سلام عقیدت پیش کرتے ہیں جو قیامِ پاکستان کی جدوجہد کے دوران جناب قائد کے ساتھ ڈٹی رہیں۔ ہم خواتین کیلئے محفوظ اور سازگار ماحول فراہم کرنے کے عہد کی تجدید کرتے ہیں تاکہ وہ اپنی اہلیت کے مطابق قومی تعمیر و ترقی میں اپنا حصہ ڈال سکیں۔ pic.twitter.com/VL86CJGMTr
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) March 8, 2019
Message of Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, in his message, said that contributions of women on duty in uniform, at household and especially the ones of martyrs’ families are greatly valued. “The great Pakistani women have a role and responsibility towards progress of Pakistan,” he said.
“Contributions of women on duty in uniform, at household and especially the ones of martyrs’ families are greatly valued. The great Pakistani women have a role and responsibility towards progress of Pakistan”, COAS.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) March 8, 2019
Message of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres
In his message on the Day, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for redoubling efforts to protect and promote women’s rights, dignity and leadership.
Gender equality and women’s rights are fundamental to global progress on peace and security, human rights and sustainable development. We can only re-establish trust in institutions, rebuild global solidarity and reap the benefits of diverse perspectives by challenging historic injustices and promoting the rights and dignity of all.
In recent decades, we have seen remarkable progress on women’s rights and leadership in some areas. But these gains are far from complete or consistent – and they have already sparked a troubling backlash from an entrenched patriarchy.
Gender equality is fundamentally a question of power. We live in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture. Only when we see women’s rights as our common objective, a route to change that benefits everyone, will we begin to shift the balance.